overview

Dr. Konstantinos E. Kakosimos is an associate professor of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar. He received his Chemical Engineering Diploma in 2002 and his Ph.D. in 2009 both from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has more than 55 peer-reviewed publications and four books/chapters in English and Greek languages. His main research activities are focused on the development and application of the tools needed to improve and sustain the quality of the environment. In 2014, he established the Sustainable Energy and Clean Air Research lab (SECAReLab) with unique facilities for the development and testing of solar-driven chemical processes and the associated equipment and materials. In brief, he conducts research on the experimental and numerical modeling of transport and reacting phenomena with applications in Environmental fluid mechanics and monitoring for air quality, Risk analysis and effects estimation of fires, explosions, and toxic gases dispersion, and Solar photo- and thermochemical processes, reactors, and materials. So far, he has received more than $5.5M of cumulative awards from external and internal sources.

Moreover, he researches new educational methods and techniques, for which he received the 2015 IChemE Hutchison medal. He is also the recipient of the 2016 Research Laboratory Safety, 2017 Research Excellence for Early Carrier Faculty, and 2019 Faculty Excellence Awards at Texas A&M. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Kakosimos serves the local and international community variously, such as secretary of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - Arabian Gulf Branch (2014-15), Chair of the Principle Investigators Council at Texas A&M Qatar (2017-2018), Chair of the Qatar National Air Quality Standards subcommittee of the Ministry of Municipalities and Environment (2018), and task force member at the Ministry of Public Health (2018-today).

selected publications
Academic Articles59
  • Sarwar, J., Shad, M. R., Hasnain, A., Ali, F., Kakosimos, K. E., & Ghosh, A. (2021). Performance Analysis and Comparison of a Concentrated Photovoltaic System with Different Phase Change Materials. Energies. 14(10), 2911-2911.
  • Haseler, D., Ali, A. M., & Kakosimos, K. E. (2021). Positioning and focusing of light sources in light concentrating systems using convolutional neural network modelling. Solar Energy. 218, 445-454.
  • Sarwar, J., Hasnain, A., Abbas, A., & Kakosimos, K. (2021). Comparative analysis of a novel low concentration dual photovoltaic/phase change material system with a non-concentrator photovoltaic system. Thermal Science. 25(2 Part A), 1161-1170.
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  • Comí, M., Ocheje, M. U., Attar, S., Mu, A. U., Philips, B. K., Kalin, A. J., ... Al-Hashimi, M,Comí, M., Ocheje, M. U., Attar, S., Mu, A. U., Philips, B. K., Kalin, A. J., ... Al-Hashimi, M. (2021). Synthesis and Photocyclization of Conjugated Diselenophene Pyrrole-2,5-dione Based Monomers for Optoelectronics. Macromolecules. 54(2), 665-672.
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  • Shaikh, N., Kakosimos, K. E., Adia, N., & Véchot, L,Shaikh, N., Kakosimos, K. E., Adia, N., & Véchot, L. (2020). Concept and demonstration of a fully coupled and dynamic exposure-response methodology for crowd evacuation numerical modelling in airborne-toxic environments.. J Hazard Mater. 399, 123093-123093.
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Books1
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Chapters2
  • Efthimiou, G. C., Andronopoulos, S., Kovalets, I. V., Venetsanos, A., Argyropoulos, C. D., & Kakosimos, K. (2018). Validation of an Inverse Method for the Source Determination of a Hazardous Airborne Material Released from a Point Source in an Urban Environment. Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XXV. 329-332. Springer International Publishing.
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  • Hassan, H., Abraham, M., Kumar, P., & Kakosimos, K. E (2017). Sources and emissions of fugitive particulate matter. Airborne Particles: Origin, Emissions and Health Impacts. 21-35.
Conference Papers32
  • Hasnain, A., Sarwar, J., Abbas, Q., Younas, M. A., & Kakosimos, K. E. (2020). Thermal and Electrical Performance Analysis of a Novel Medium Concentration Dual Photovoltaic System for Different Phase Change Materials. Volume 8: Energy, ASME 2020 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition.
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  • Abraham, E., Al-Sheeb, M., Kubbar, T., Kakosimos, K., & Al-Hashimi, M. (2019). Investigation of P3HT photo-degradation for solar applications. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 258,
  • Sarwar, J., Abbas, A. E., & Kakosimos, K. E. (2018). Concentrated photovoltaic system with a phase change material: A system to harness solar energy more efficiently as compared to a conventional photovoltaic system for Qatar climatic conditions. Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference Proceedings Volume 2018 Issue 1, Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference Proceedings.
  • (2018). Liquefied natural gas (Lng) pool spreading and vaporization on water. 18th Topical Conference on Gas Utilization 2018 - Topical Conference at the 2018 AIChE Spring Meeting and 14th Global Congress on Process Safety. 17-39.
  • Ismail, M., Parsaei, H., & Kakosimos, K (2017). Incorporating Human Factors in Course Design: Utility of Wearable Technologies. ADVANCES IN HUMAN FACTORS, BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, TRAINING AND EDUCATION. 498, 159-170.
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chaired theses and dissertations
Email
k.kakosimos@qatar.tamu.edu
First Name
Konstantinos
Last Name
Kakosimos
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Qatar Campus; 4251 TAMUQ
College Station, TX 77843-4251
USA